Shui Xian Lao Cong (dup, use other)
This is another dark oolong grown in the rocky regions of the Wu Yi Mountains. It is famous for its sweet and roasted flavours. The leaves are plucked from ancient tea bushes, some as old as 200 years. Shui Xain Lao Cong Wuyi has a very distinct flavour of honey-like sweetness with the strong taste of roasted peaches or raisins. This tea is the perfect combination of sweet, bold and toasty.
Region: Wu Yi Mountains, Fujian Province, China.
Other Names: Shuixian, Shui Xian, Water Sprite, Sacred lily.
Teaware: Glass or ceramic Gaiwan
Amount: 3g /1½ teaspoons
Temperature: 100°c (212°F)
Steeping Time: We suggest that you rinse your tea leaves before enjoying them, simply add water to the leaves and discard. This wakes them up and they are ready to go. For your first steep, we suggest a 30-50 second steep. For the second steep 10 seconds is best, simply add 5 seconds to each of your next steeps. This will allow you to experience the full range of tastes the leaves have to offer.
*These steeping directions are for a traditional Gong Fu style tea, if you are brewing this tea in a regular cup we recommend steeping for 2 – 3 minutes. This tea can be steeped 4 times.